PVP Subtlety Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Subtlety Rogue

Welcome to my Subtlety Rogue PVP guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide for Arena or Battleground players, describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchants and Team Compositions you might use.

Talent Tree

The build below is a core-build. Talets which are taken are a must-have. Green squares show viable talents, choose them depending on your play style. You will have to choose some of them to progress further in the talent tree.

PVP Subtlety RogueTalent Tree. spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Vigor
Glyph of Shadow Dance
Glyph of Preparation
or Glyph of Gouge

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Distract
Glyph of Vanish
Glyph of Safe Fall


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond with Nightmare Tear
Red, Blue and Yellow sockets are filled with one of these two:
Bright Cardinal Ruby or Fractured Cardinal Ruby.
It’s up to you to choose, depending on your gear. Full PVP armor would require to stack Penetration, while if you’re using PVE gear – AP.


While deciding about enchants, keep in mind that Subtlety Rogue doesn’t need that much Resilience, since he’s not exposed to open fights, unlike Combat Rogues. So you can go low on Resilience in favour of some extra damage.

Head – Arcanum of Triumph or Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Inscription of Triumph or Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility or Shadow Armor
Chest – Powerful Stats or Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Greater Assault or Tuskarr's Vitality
Main-hand – Berserking
Off-hand – Titanium Weapon Chain

Gameplay & Rotations

For Main-hand – choose a dagger with 1.8 speed. Apply Wound Poison VII on the main weapon.
Here’s a list of best main-hand daggers:

Heaven's Fall, Kryss of a Thousand Lies
Wrathful Gladiator's Spike
Rib Spreader
Stormfury, Black Blade of the Betrayer

For Off-hand – choose a dagger with 1.4 speed. Axes and fists with 1.5 are suitable for Orcs. Apply Crippling Poison on the off-hand weapon. Apply Mind-numbing Poison on the second off-hand weapon, if you have one (you should).
Here’s a list of off-hand weapons:

Scourgeborne Waraxe
Wrathful Gladiator's Dirk
Wrathful Gladiator's Left Razor
Wrathful Gladiator's Dicer

List of Trinkets:
Sharpened Twilight Scale (or non-heroic Sharpened Twilight Scale)
Deathbringer's Will (or non-heroic Deathbringer's Will)
Death's Choice
Mark of Supremacy
Needle-Encrusted Scorpion
Battlemaster's Rage

Team Complications

2v2 partners:

Frost Mage
Shadow Priest
Balance Druid
Retribution Paladin

3v3 partners:

Frost Mage + Discipline Priest
Shadow Priest + Restoration Shaman
Affliction Warlock + Restoration Druid
Feral Druid + Discipline Priest

PVP Subtlety Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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